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English definition of “leave”


verb [T] (GIVE RESPONSIBILITY)    /liːv/ (left, left)
to allow someone to make a choice or decision about something, or to make someone responsible for something: I left the decision (up) to her. [+ to infinitive] I left it to her to make the decision. Leave it (= the problem) with me, I'll see what I can do. I'll leave it to chance (= wait and see what happens without planning).Allowing and permitting
(Definition of leave verb (GIVE RESPONSIBILITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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